The Shortcut app from This American Life is now open source. Great news! But are we audio lovers missing a trick? Could we benefit from a YouTube like platform to share the depths of the audio troughs with our growing followers?
As we all know the world of dating has changed considerably. Along with trying to meet someone through work, mutual friends or shared interests, online dating is now a respectable option for the lovelorn. I dabbled a bit in it myself recently enough, but will admit I ran for the hills, lamenting the old fashioned … Continue reading Tales of Tinder
Podcasting. Podcasting. All anyone talks about is podcasting. Bit of a minefield, eh? So what is a podcast? Technically, it's a series of audio files available to stream or download on your phone and computer. But in reality, a good podcast is a little bit of heaven. A well written and produced series will take … Continue reading Podcasting Uncovered
There are so many fantastic podcasts for entrepreneurs and people in business that it's kind of hard to choose one to review. So I'm going to start with the one that was first recommended to me: NPR's How I Built This. When I first got into podcasting, I did everything I could to steer away from … Continue reading How I Built This.
What can we say about George Hook? Well, let's jump straight in. Has he been, as one newspaper quotes "unfairly hounded off the air"? I don't think so, however, I do feel the whole affair was dealt with badly. He should have been suspended immediately. His comments were insensitive and provocative. Maybe Newstalk thought it … Continue reading The Right Hook?
No one fancies getting old, do they? It's not something that stirs the loins and makes us giddy. To many of us coffin dodgers invoke words like frailty, incontinence, vulnerability, hair in unwanted places. So to produce a show about the blue rinse brigade is no easy feat. Listening to it, on the other hand, was surprisingly … Continue reading A Wrinkle in Time
As much as I love my human interest stories, I'm equally as keen to gorge on fiction ones. That said, I've struggled to find as many. (Check out my previous posts reviewing Welcome to Night Vale and The Bright Sessions for more fiction shows) So I was delighted when I discovered The Truth by Jonathan Mitchell. … Continue reading Go find The Truth
If you like to be shocked and laugh uncontrollably, catching your breath because you can't believe what you've just heard, well, then, Risk is the podcast for you. Be warned, it is not for the faint hearted. That said, if you're brave enough, you will delight on the rush of blood you feel with every … Continue reading True Tales, Boldly Told
Now this one surprised me. I grew up with Jarvis Cocker (of Pulp fame) and to be honest I never got his humour. I found his skinny, deranged looking appearance a nuisance. And well, his music never really took my fancy. So when his BBC Radio 4 podcast - Wireless Nights - was suggested to … Continue reading Wireless Nights
I have to admit, I get a kick out giving podcast recommendations. Leading friends and acquaintances to this beautiful sea of audio, full of choice and expectation. And later listening as they tell me what they loved. And hated. I'll never forget how I first discovered them. What joy it brought to my life. All … Continue reading Roll up, Roll up. Get your Podcasts here.